Articles by Peter Kellner

As the dust settles after Cameron’s EU veto decision, YouGov President Peter Kellner looks at what it means for public opinion The Prime Minister has good reason to be pleased with the public’s initial reaction to last week’s European Union summit. However, undercurrents of doubt appear in Britain’s first full ...
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The economy is in the doldrums, the Eurozone in crisis; so one might have expected a recent and marked rise in public disenchantment with the Government. But it hasn't happened. Peter Kellner explains why not This week’s two big domestic events could shape the next few months, and even years, ...
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‘It’s not just Europe we’re wary of working with – it’s abroad’ As the Eurozone crisis shifts our focus to Europe, is Englishness these days a source not just of pride but also insecurity? Why are most Britons so wary of the European Union? Polls consistently report a three-to-two majority ...
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As Theresa May faces criticism over border controls, YouGov President Peter Kellner explains what immigration policy means to governments and voters If Theresa May was hoping to rally public opinion behind her tough stance towards the UK Border Agency, YouGov’s latest poll for the Sunday Times will come as a ...
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In light of the sad news that Philip Gould has lost his fight against cancer, YouGov President Peter Kellner looks back on the political adviser's 'unpitying candour', insight, rigour and skill Much has been said about Philip’s courage in the face of the cancer that has claimed his life, and ...
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This blog would not appear if I wanted an easy life. I am going to provide ammunition for those who don’t like opinion polls, think our numbers mean little and reckon our political culture would be healthier without them. Of course, that’s not how I view the evidence in the ...
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As our daily polling shows little fluctuation in voting intention despite conference season, Peter Kellner questions the need for conferences so far from an election According to one of the traditional laws of polling, surveys conducted during the party conference season should be treated with some scepticism, for they usually ...
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Parties really need to 'mean it' to convince women that they are on their side, says Peter Kellner, as David Cameron apologises for 'sexism' in the commons While serious folk were worrying about the Eurozone, and those who prefer personality politics were following Liam Fox’s troubles, David Cameron tried last ...
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How left-or-right-leaning do voters think the three main leaders are now? Peter Kellner compares our spectrum poll results to find out Most politicians reckon that one of the best ways to win elections is to appeal to the centre. David Cameron spent his time as leader of the opposition trying ...
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Peter Kellner is a journalist, political commentator, and President of YouGov. See Peter's full bio